The rate of the musculoskeletal pathology assessment for military personnel and civil population

Liāna Pļaviņa, Helēna Kārkliņa, I. Viksne

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Musculoskeletal disorders are an important cause of morbidity
for civil population as well as for military personnel. Musculoskeletal
disorders represent a prevalent source of patient visits, lost work time,
hospitalization and disability. The three most important pain areas are
those of lumbar spine, shoulders and lower extremities. We provide
assessment of Anthropometric characteristics in two groups. Anthropometric
characteristics of military personnel (n = 60) that leave the active service
and civil population of the same age (n = 100) were collected during
two year period (2011/2012). The anthropometric characteristics were
evaluated for military personnel going for retirement with diagnosis of
musculoskeletal pathology. The evaluated anthropometric characteristics
were the height, the body mass and the anthropometric indices. Body fat
ranges for standard adults were calculated according to NIH/WHO BMI
guidelines. 30% of military persons with diagnosis of musculoskeletal
pathology and individuals from civil population group with diagnosis of
the musculoskeletal pathology have values of body mass index above the
standard level One of the reasons the musculoskeletal pathology is the
overweight it may be important to provide preventive measures to reduce
the risk of musculoskeletal disorders linked to specific job and treatment at
early stage.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSHS Web of Conferences
Subtitle of host publication5th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference SOCIETY. HEALTH. WELFARE
EditorsAivars Vētra, Lolita Vilka
PublisherEDP Sciences
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)978-2-7598-9007-1
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event5th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference "Society. Health. Welfare" - Riga, Latvia
Duration: 26 Nov 201428 Nov 2014
Conference number: 5

Publication series

NameSHS Web of Conferences
ISSN (Print)2261-2424


Conference5th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference "Society. Health. Welfare"

Field of Science*

  • 3.1 Basic medicine

Publication Type*

  • 3.1. Articles or chapters in proceedings/scientific books indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database


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